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I have on order 2 barrels from ABS one in .338 cal and one in .30 cal both to finish at 30" plus the brake and both are with a 9.2 twist. I hope to have delivery soon as I ordered them early this year and pre-paid.
I also ordered 1000 of Richards 325 grain .338 bullets and 500 of his 265 grain 30 cal bullets
I had originaly planned to use the 300 Ultra case for both, but may go with the 338 Laupa improved case (.338yogi)
any ideas or feed back will be greatly appreciated.

Hey Jon A how are the 265 grain Wildcats doing? What is your initial Impression?
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    Well I thik that the improved Lapua case might offer little bit more capacity over the 300RUM case but I could be wrong the only benifit I can see is the better brass but $1.50 a case for sombody that just droped better than a grand on two barrels shoulden't be a problem.
    The Lapua cases are very good and very tough compaired to everything else.
    What action are you using? , that might make more of a differance in what case is used as the Laup needs a little bit bigger bolt face than the RUM cases , their have been plenty Lapua based guns built on Rem 700 though.
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    I have 2 Rem actions (Rifles) now one is in 338 RUM and the other in .300 RUM that I can use, but I am open to other options as well.
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    I have an interest in a bullet like that, how do contact Richards for info?
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    E-mail address: wildcatbullets@hotmail.com
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    Hey Jon A how are the 265 grain Wildcats doing? What is your initial Impression?

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    Well, the 265's I have are built on the longer jackets that are used to make the 290's and they're nearly as long. My initial impression is they needed faster than a 1:9 twist. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] I shot a few yesterday and they were severely keyholing.

    Not to worry though, your 265's will be built on the shorter jackets and will finish much shorter than the ones I have now. I'll be getting some of these as well. I expect these ought to work at our twists. But I can't offer any impressions of them yet.

    Your projects sound like they'll make you a couple of wonderful long range thumpers. I can't wait to see how they turn out. I'll let you know how the new 265's shoot when I get them.
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    JonA, thanks I appreciate your input on the 265 grainers. What kind of speeds are you able to obtain?
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